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NC governor says incentives are top priority early in session

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the legislature needs to act early this year to refresh North Carolina's economic incentives offerings because he lacks tools needed when pitching North Carolina to company executives. McCrory told a new year's business economic forum Monday he wants lawmakers to develop a "strategic incentive program" with changes "in a matter of weeks" if the state wants recent job announcements to continue. The legislative session isn't expected to begin in earnest until Jan. 28. Full story...
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Despite embargo, NC trades with Cuba

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Despite the ongoing trade embargo with Cuba, North Carolina exports millions worth of agricultural products to the Caribbean nation each year. And that figure is expected to grow as the United States normalizes diplomatic relations with Cuba. Full story...
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Harpist on Call spreads Christmas cheer

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videoHarpist on Call usually provide musical therapy for patients to provide help with pain and anxiety. They also help spread holiday cheer by performing holiday classics to help ring in the Christmas season. Full story...
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Barber shop gets free renovations, now paying it forward

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video Bigg Redd's Barber Shop on the corner of 4th and Brunswick streets in downtown Wilmington recently received free renovations from Coastal Construction Company, now they are paying it forward by giving children under 12 free hair cuts Saturday. Full story...
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Bell ringing is a family tradition

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videoYou might not expect to see kids ringing the red kettle bell for the Salvation Army, but this is the fourth year that Harrison Yourkiewicz and his grandmother Marsha Yourkiewicz have done that at the AC Moore on South College Road Wilmington. Full story...
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Decorating contest to promote downtown Wilmington businesses

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videoDashing through downtown in a one-horse open carriage! That's what some folks, including WWAY's Makenzi Henderson did in Wilmington Tuesday night. They took a tour, and picked out their favorite window displays as part of the Downtown Business Alliance Holiday Decoration Contest. They were the judges for the third annual competition that featured 33 stores. They judged the windows on things like creativity, and holiday spirit. Full story...
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Hundreds of folks applied for jobs at Vertex Rail Saturday

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video Vertex Rail Technologies hosted an open house and job fair event at it's new facility Saturday off Raleigh Street. There was information about the new facility and the rail cars to be manufactured on display. Full story...
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UPDATE: Job fairs bring out new resumes

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videoJob Fairs spark new life in the unemployment world. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel land deal finally closed

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videoAfter about a decade of planning, agreements, disagreements and lawsuits, the City of Wilmington has finally closed the land sale for a hotel next to the Convention Center. Full story...
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Wilmington company gets state innovation grant

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A Wilmington company is one of 13 across North Carolina to win a state innovation grant. Full story...
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